Weekly News Wrap: January 6, 2014

by An Hertogen

Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world:


  • South Sudan peace talks were scheduled to start on Sunday in Addis Ababa, but were delayed once again.
  • Congolese troops staved off armed attacks in Kinshasa by armed followers of a religious leader who is critical of President Kabila over his decision to make peace with Tutsi rebels in Eastern Congo.
  • Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for car bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.



  • In editorials, the NYTimes and the Guardian have called for recognition of Edward Snowden as a whistleblower.

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